At one time, wipes were primarily thought of as a product used for the cleaning a baby during diapering. Today, wipes are everywhere from medical prep tables to cosmetic bags to clean stations posted near the entrances of grocery stores.
Wipes and wiper products are becoming more and more popular in a time when consumers seem to be placing a higher priority on both cleanliness and convenience. Significant growth is expected for the nonwoven wipes market over the next five years as the use of wipes expands beyond personal care to other areas such as home care. According to figures from a recent nonwoven wipes industry report, the global nonwovens wipes market is currently valued at $16.6 billion and is expected to grow to $21.8 billion by 2023.
New Markets Drive Demand for New Materials
As new uses and markets for wipes emerge, new materials and nonwoven production methods are being used to achieve the characteristics required for a variety of finished products. A recent report on nonwoven wipe industry trends states that spunlace remains the largest and most rapidly growing process of all the process technologies used to create nonwoven wipes base sheet. Airlaid technology remains the second most widely used process. Within these processes, changes in material composition are expanding nonwoven products to meet specific needs. For example, the demand for flushable wipe products is driving production of dispersible hydroentangled wetlaid material within spunlace.
Serving Nonwoven Wipes Fabric Needs
WPT Nonwovens produces soft, absorbent nonwoven materials for a broad range of wipes and wiper products. The nonwoven materials we manufacture for wipes are developed to be durable, lightweight, and cost-effective. As a U.S. based nonwovens manufacturer, we place a high value on environmental responsibility and focus on developing earth-friendly disposable products.
Our capabilities include the fabrication of nonwoven wipes material to meet specific application needs using the proper fibers and bonding resins. A variety of colors, textures, and thicknesses, make our nonwoven fabrics suitable for a wide variety of wiper products. Our fabric treatment options include:
- Custom matched colors
- Flame retardant
- And more
WPT Nonwovens looks forward to expanding our role in supplying the growing nonwoven wipes market even further from our new facility in Beaver Dam, Kentucky. This new, larger plant and new equipment investments will expand our capabilities even further.